After drawing his first eight games, So finally found the winning touch as he outplayed Anand, who reigned as world titlist from 2000 to 2002, in the middlegame
, won a pawn and was set to snatch another one had the latter not resigned.
Also with five points was fourth-seed Ahmad Ahmadzada of Azerbaijan, who defeated India's Sidharth Balaji Sridharan in just 25 moves of a Sicilian Defence after a tactical oversight resulted in the Indian losing his queen in the middlegame
The course of the game is divided into three phases: opening, middlegame
, and endgame.
However, such a complex Sicilian middlegame
is typical of Black.
Separate chapters are devoted to opening, middlegame
and endgame strategy but the chapter on 'general strategy' is perhaps even more important.
I learned the discipline of memorizing openings, but also that I needed to understand the resulting middlegame
positions This belief influenced my later teaching belief that students must have some basic instruction before moving on to understanding.
The disadvantage becomes very clear in the endgame phase, where the board changes are more substantial than in the opening and middlegame
In three sections entitled "The Opening," "The Middlegame
," and "The Endgame," McPhail challenges the rhetoric of opposition with respect to what he refers to as an essentialist epistemology underlying the rhetoric of black oppositional tactics that functions complicitously with the discourse of white domination.
One might note that these agreements relate to the endgame of the marriage, but if there are minor children from the marriage, there will be ongoing connections between the parents and the children--and between the parents, as regards care of the children--for which the divorce is at most a stage in the middlegame
DEEP THOUGHT seems to be playing chess at the Grandmaster level, at least in the middlegame
FM Ayyad Husain of Bahrain leads a group of players with two points after he took down the other IM in the tournament, Jordanian Sami Khader, who resigned on the 36th move after being completely outplayed in the middlegame
of a Modern Benoni Defence.
He deals with poor opening preparation, inappropriate choice of openings and faulty judgement in the middlegame